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Steve Mandanda in talks with Villa

Steve Mandanda in talks with Villa

French keeper Steve Mandanda is apparently in talks with Aston Villa over a potential move.

Le Harve's 22-year-old keeper, who is of Congolese ancestry, was named in the French U21 squad for this summer's European Championships and is due to fly to Birmingham next week to discuss a move.

Le Havre have also claimed that Mandanda is being tracked by a number of clubs both across France and abroad.

A rough translation of what is on Le Harve's website is below, although Vital Villa cannot vouch for it being completely accurate.

Le Havre goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, who is highly-regarded by several French and foreign clubs and whose departure seems inevitable, could move to England.

Aston Villa (Premier League), Steve Mandanda and Le Havre are currently in talks aimed at coming to an agreement about the possible move of the keeper.

Steve Mandanda will go to Birmingham next week as part of these discussions.


No denial or confirmation from Villa yet, but the fact this is reported on Le Havre's official site gives it some weight in my opinion.

Stay tuned for more news as we get it.

Writer:DeanoVilla
Date:Friday July 6 2007
Time: 4:04PM

Comments

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Anyone else find it incredibly funny that a French guy of Congolese decent is called Steve? HAHA.
DeanoVilla
06/07/2007 16:11:00
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Bring him on could be the end to S.Taylors villa career
Newman
06/07/2007 16:12:00
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pretty accurate translation...shame about the picture on the Le Harve website...just has the ball flying past him into the back of the net!
doctorvilla
06/07/2007 16:21:00
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sounds the biz! UTV
Belfast Villain
06/07/2007 16:23:00
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If he was only a squad player for the French U21's then I would prefer us to be in talks with whoever kept him out of the team.
voiceoftheholte
06/07/2007 16:25:00
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Taylor to Cardiff next week me thinks
PaulG
06/07/2007 16:49:00
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I just hope Steve Mandanda wears a bandana and he smokes cigars that come from havana.
tylervilla
06/07/2007 17:13:00
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And plays a piana tylervilla!
Mylerneredfriends
06/07/2007 17:19:00
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been a top site this since I went on holiday. Bad news is, I'm back. In fact, with the cloudy skies, very bad news indeed!!!
The Fear
06/07/2007 18:22:00
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Hello. I am a season ticket holder and attend to all matches in Le Havre, and I've been a Villa supporter too all my life. Steeve Mandanda is a young and very promising goalkeeper, who has been approached by the likes of Marseille, Paris and Chelsea in recent weeks. He's been kept out of the U-21s squad as France didn't qualify for the U-21s' Euro Championship (England went instead) and their manager is now preparing a new squad, with younger players in order to prepare for the next qualifying campaign...and Steeve is far better than the current U-21s goalkeeper! To have him as cover for a few years would be great, but I am convinced he could well become 1st choice rather soon. He's sheer class..Up the Villa!
delirium
06/07/2007 18:26:00
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